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Veteran Profile: Ryan Neville

Veteran Profile: Ryan Neville

They started as pen pals. Ryan and Alexa Neville began exchanging letters while Ryan was deployed to Iraq with Alexa’s brother-in-law Caleb. “We got to know each other a lot better by writing each other,” Ryan said of their pen pal courtship. “You can just be completely honest and actually get to know somebody.” Seven […]

Veteran Profile: Tracy Bennett

Veteran Profile: Tracy Bennett

MSgt Tracy Bennett has had four jobs in her 21 year career in the Air Force. Beginning in medical administration, Bennett also worked in personnel and manpower. Her career has taken her all over the world including Texas, Korea, Florida and Hawaii. Now back in Florida, Bennett has completed her fourth mini-career in the Air […]

Meeting the challenge at 73

Meeting the challenge at 73

Glenn Marr is 73 and works out two hours a day, five days a week. That’s intense, even for those who hit the gym frequently. “As long as I can do it, I’m going to do it,” Marr said of his routine. “We don’t last forever. Whatever I want to do, I am able to […]

Covenant Care grants final wish for dying veteran

Covenant Care grants final wish for dying veteran

Vaughan talks about his memories of the Navy and shows his family and the Covenant Hospice team members who are caring for him a book written about the incident aboard the ship. He points out a small figure in a grainy black and white photo – it is him, coming out of the blazing fire, […]

A disabled veteran’s quest for benefits

A disabled veteran’s quest for benefits

Medically retired Army Cpl. Camden Babcock is well aware of the bureaucratic red tape that can delay military benefits, but he’s surprised at the VA’s balking over blueprints for handicapped-access remodeling of a bathroom in his Holley by the Sea house. “This is something that can make it easier for me to get through the […]

Update: Memorial service set for Deputy Myers

Update:  Memorial service set for Deputy Myers

UPDATE:  A Memorial Service in honor of slain Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Deputy Bill Myers has been scheduled for Monday, September 28 at 11 a.m. inside the Raider Arena at Northwest Florida State College in Niceville. The service will be open to the public and members of the media.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations […]

Fire district gift celebrates patriotism

Fire district gift celebrates patriotism

When Shane Kahl heard about people stomping on the American flag, he went online to see it for himself. Needless to say, the Navarre veteran was not happy. “In response, I wanted to design flags out of steel,” he said. Kahl draws his designs on his computer and cuts them with a machine. Kahl and […]